details

epic photos (minimal awkwardness)

the experience

As cheesy as it sounds, hiring a seasoned wedding photographer is truly an investment in your legacy as a couple. My job is way more involved than showing up with some gear on your wedding day. From your initial inquiry all the way through gallery delivery, I am here to help you through the process because hey – you’ve probably never done this before and I happen to do it almost every weekend. 

 I pride myself in providing my clients with more than a gallery of pretty photos. When you book me, you’re getting a friend.  The kind of friend with a decade of experience in the wedding industry, a friend who cares about building a personal connection with you, and a friend who has totally got your back, every step of the way.

epic photos
(minimal awkwardness)

the experience

As cheesy as it sounds, hiring a seasoned wedding photographer is truly an investment in your legacy as a couple. My job is way more involved than showing up with some gear on your wedding day. From your initial inquiry all the way through gallery delivery, I am here to help you through the process because hey – you’ve probably never done this before and I happen to do it almost every weekend. 

 I pride myself in providing my clients with more than a gallery of pretty photos. When you book me, you’re getting a friend.  The kind of friend with a decade of experience in the wedding industry, a friend who cares about building a personal connection with you, and a friend who has totally got your back, every step of the way.

booking your date

the process

No two weddings are the same, which is why I prefer to build custom proposals for each couple based on your budget and what’s important to you in terms of photography coverage. The first step is filling out my contact form and I’ll be in touch within 24 hours to schedule a phone call. We’ll chat about your plans, hopefully you’ll laugh at my jokes, and I’ll ask you some questions that will help us decide how many hours of coverage you’ll need, whether or not you should opt for a second shooter, and what to expect in terms of pricing. If we’re vibing, I’ll send over a custom proposal. A signed contract and 50% retainer payment reserves your date on my calendar.

WEDDING COVERAGE BEGINS AT $4,000

engagements

$650 +

Location + styling guide
Up to 2 hours of photography
Save-the-date card designs available
Online gallery + high res downloads
Print release

Upstate New York wedding photographer, upstate New York wedding, upstate New York elopement, upstate ny wedding, upstate ny wedding photographer, upstate ny wedding photos, upstate ny elopement photos, upstate ny elopement photographer, wayside cider wedding, wayside cider wedding photos, wayside cider andes ny, andes ny wedding, andes ny wedding venues, andes ny wedding photographer, wayside cider elopement, wayside cider wedding ideas, hudson valley wedding photographer, hudson valley wedding, hudson valley elopement, hudson valley wedding, hudson valley wedding photographer, hudson valley wedding photos, hudson valley elopement photos, hudson valley elopement photographer, Hudson valley wedding venues, Hudson valley wedding ideas, Hudson valley elopement photographer, New York micro wedding, covid elopement photography, covid wedding, covid wedding photography, hudson valley micro wedding, hudson valley new york wedding photographers, hudson valley wedding photos, intimate micro elopement, intimate micro w

weddings

$4,000 +

Custom package built around your needs
6 – 10 hours of photography coverage
Option for 2nd photographer
Personalized day-of timeline
Online gallery + high res downloads
Print release

elopements

$2,850 +

Custom package built around your needs
1 – 5 hours of photography coverage
Personalized day-of timeline
Online gallery + high res downloads
Print release

Now booking 2022 - 2023 weddings & elopements. Due to covid-19 postponements, my 2022 calendar is nearly full. If you're interested in securing your date, please don't wait to inquire! 

INQUIRE FOR FULL DETAILS!

you’ve got questions

i’ve got answers

How do we book our wedding date?

The first step is filling out my contact form, and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours. Once we’ve discussed the details of your day and settled on the perfect package together, a 50% retainer payment and signed contract to lock it in. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the wedding.

Are you vaccinated for Covid-19?

Yes! Having lost a loved one to Covid-19 this year, the health and safety of my clients and their guests is of utmost importance to me. I have received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine, as well as a booster shot in November 2021. My second photographers and assistants are also vaccinated. Additionally, I am happy to adhere to all client and/or venue required Covid-19 safety policies, including PCR/Rapid testing and masking.

Do you travel?

Absolutely! I frequently shoot weddings in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, NYC, and the greater New England area. Weddings within a 2 hour radius of Albany, NY do not require a travel fee. Weddings beyond this radius require an additional fee commensurate with travel expenses – please inquire for full details.

Can we see a full gallery?

Absolutely. Just let me know during your initial inquiry and I’ll be happy to send some your way!

How many photos will we receive?

I deliver ALL of the images from your day, minus any blinking, out-of-focus, unflattering, and photo-bombed shots. Typically this amounts to 50 delivered images per hour of coverage with one photographer, and 75 images per hour with two photographers.

Will we get a print release?

Yes, upon delivery of your final gallery, you will be given a release granting you the right to unlimited prints for personal use.

How early should we book?

I’m currently booking weddings 12 – 18 months out on average. To ensure your date is available, I recommend inquiring as soon as you’ve nailed down your date and venue.

Do you have insurance?

Yes! Most reputable wedding venues require vendors to be insured, and I am happy to provide proof of insurance upon request.

Do you offer payment plans?

I require 50% of your total wedding balance in order to secure your date, with the remaining balance due 30 days prior to the wedding. You are welcome to make payments in between, just let me know ahead of time!

What happens if you get sick?

I have never missed a wedding (knock on wood) and I would have to be on my deathbed in order to miss your’s. BUT! Rest assured that I have a back-up plan in place that includes a close-knit group of local professional photographers as well as second shooters on call to step in if needed.

Where are you located?

I live in Coeyman’s Hollow, New York – about 30 minutes south of Albany, and 2.5 hours north of NYC. I also frequently visit Newport, Rhode Island (where my parents live). 

CONTACT ME








mären kathleen

wedding & elopement photographer based in upstate new york • available worldwide

mären kathleen

lifestyle & wedding photographer based in upstate new york • available worldwide

hello@marenkathleenphotography.com

INSTAGRAM: @marenkathleen

© maren kathleen photography 2022 | Wedding & Elopement Photographer serving NYC | new york | catskills | hudson valley | east coast | & beyond